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Finding the Right Tech Tools Is Easy, If You Know Where to Look -- THE Journal

Finding the Right Tech Tools Is Easy, If You Know Where to Look -- THE Journal | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Kathy Schrock guides educators through the process of building a personal learning network and organizing a constant flow of information.
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Very practical tips for building a PLN and some great iPad apps!!

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Educational technology, IT, educational philosophy, classroom pedagogy, http://hcslearningcommons.org
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Free Technology for Teachers: 50+ Google Tools Tutorial Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 50+ Google Tools Tutorial Videos | 21st century education | Scoop.it
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Google searching tips for students and teachers from Richard Byrne.

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Google searching tips for students and teachers from Richard Byrne.

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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years | 21st century education | Scoop.it
A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to exciting techniques.
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Deeper learning, #PBL, #MakerEd and #socialmedia, #blendedlearning driving future ed needs.

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Design Thinking, Making, and Learning From the Heart

Design Thinking, Making, and Learning From the Heart | 21st century education | Scoop.it
By reflecting on their learning and engaging their senses and empathy, students designed and built models of what they felt would be meaningful WWI memorials.
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Design thinking is all part of incorporating #makered with relevant learning.  

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New Teachers: Working With Parents

New Teachers: Working With Parents | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Engaging and building trust with parents and creating supportive home-to-school connections is critical to new-teacher success; find resources to get started here.
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Lots of great ways to build community with back to school teacher/parent communication!

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Lots of great ways to build community with back to school teacher/parent communication!

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How Can Students Have More Say in School Decisions?

How Can Students Have More Say in School Decisions? | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Administrators, educators and students are discovering ways to include students in the programs that affect them most. Some programs help students speak directly to the people in charge.
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Student voice and collaboration are all part of making sure 21st century learning is more democratic.  

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Why the Growth Mindset is the Only Way to Learn | Edudemic

Why the Growth Mindset is the Only Way to Learn | Edudemic | 21st century education | Scoop.it
When you have a fixed mindset, you believe that at a certain point, what you have is all you’re ever going to have: You’ll always have a set IQ.
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Growth mindset is the only way to teach!

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What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future?

Technology and rapidly evolving student needs are influencing how schools can think about trust, autonomy and collaboration.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Moving into the open access virtual world. I have enjoyed 11 years as a virtual librarian and I LOVE what I do.  Learning commons has never been more ubiquitous and democratic as we share and glean from each other.

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Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher?

Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher? | 21st century education | Scoop.it
If an inquiry-based system is to succeed, we’ll need really good human beings in the classroom who know their field, but who also radiate the kind of positive, non-judgmental love that helps students open their minds and hearts.
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Traits of a 21st century teacher!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 22, 8:24 PM

The key to all good teaching is the human quality. I am not sure there is definition for being a good teacher, but Aristotle would ask to point towards the good.

 

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SqoolTube: K-12 Educational Videos

SqoolTube: K-12 Educational Videos | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Instructional Video for K - 12
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K-12 Ed videos for your school use from SqoolTube.

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Blended Learning: Resource Roundup

Blended Learning: Resource Roundup | 21st century education | Scoop.it
We've collected resources from Edutopia and the web to help you navigate the possibilities of blended learning, an approach that combines face-to-face instruction with technology-mediated learning.
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Blended learning is the new tech mediated learning bringing virtual and physical together.  Here is a list of articles if you are starting and wanting some definitions.

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Whole Child Development Is Undervalued

Whole Child Development Is Undervalued | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Desire to learn and effective experimentation characterize the whole child approach, requiring a whole culture to extend these conditions into schooling and adult life.
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Whole child approach is valued including spiritual development.

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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects'

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | 21st century education | Scoop.it
For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.
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Change is happening again in Finland.  I love how they are creating a streamed approach as well as deeper thinking skills, and a more career aligned focus.  

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Unshackled and Unschooled: Free-Range Learning Movement Grows

Unshackled and Unschooled: Free-Range Learning Movement Grows | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Most people have heard of homeschooling -- kids are educated by parents or caregivers at home, rather than at school, for a variety of reasons.
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Homeschooling or distance learning offers tons of 

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5 Surprising Changes in Horizon's 2015 Report on the Future of K–12 Tech

5 Surprising Changes in Horizon's 2015 Report on the Future of K–12 Tech | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Looking back at last year's NMC list of tech trends in K–12, there were several surprising additions and removals.
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MakerSpaces make it to the top in 2015 NMC Horizon Report! 3D printing also takes off! BYOD still happening.

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Report: Clear Objectives and Ease of Use Key to Successful Online Courses -- Campus Technology

Report: Clear Objectives and Ease of Use Key to Successful Online Courses -- Campus Technology | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Online courses should state the course objectives clearly and provide easy-to-use technology to maximize the chances of student success, according to a recent survey conducted by Eduventures.
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Tips on providing the best in online courses.  Campus Technology.

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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and more engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five ...
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Core ideas of #PBL in this short video to help students and teachers understand the components of project based learning.

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Teachable Moments and Academic Rigor: A Mini-Unit

Teachable Moments and Academic Rigor: A Mini-Unit | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Teachers present a PBL unit to help students understand, through the violent, tragic events in Ferguson and Baltimore, how public perception affects law enforcement and justice.
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This lesson plan features project based learning and critical thinking skills for high school students around the topic of violence and justice.

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New Teachers: Designing Learning Environments

New Teachers: Designing Learning Environments | 21st century education | Scoop.it
For new teachers, this resource compilation includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout to help maximize the possibilities of the learning environment.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Classroom design requires flexibility, space and movement.

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Dwayne's curator insight, May 24, 4:43 AM

COOL SITE FOR MAKING YOUR OWN 

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the importance of classroom design

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Know the ISTE Standards for Administrators: Digital citizenship

Know the ISTE Standards for Administrators: Digital citizenship | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Part of preparing students for the digital age is helping them become critical consumers and responsible curators of online content.

Via Bookmarking Librarian
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Digital standards for all schools.  

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Blended Learning Research: The Seven Studies You Need to Know - Education Week News (blog)

Blended Learning Research: The Seven Studies You Need to Know - Education Week News (blog) | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Education Week's new report "Blended Learning: Breaking Down the Barriers" features a story highlighting research on the effectiveness of such techniques.
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Blended learning and the role of the digi librarian!  Go learning commons peeps!

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Robert Kisalama's curator insight, April 18, 11:31 AM

we need to look at it beyond mere information packaging and move towards platforms for  meaningful engagement of the learners

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Learn It In 5 - Web 2.0 Lessons

Learn It In 5 - Web 2.0 Lessons | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Learn how to use any web 2.0 technology in the classroom in 5 minutes or less.
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How to videos for technology skills.

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Free Online Learning at GCFLearnFree

Free Online Learning at GCFLearnFree | 21st century education | Scoop.it
GCFLearnFree - The freedom to learn what you want, when you want, absolutely free! Check out our Everyday Life, Basic Math, and Computer Training today!
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Online tutorials and classes to update your skills in #edtech #edresources and #reading #math #health.

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Google Forms: Quick Start Guide

Quick guide to getting started with using Google Forms. Please feel free to utilize this resource with students and teachers in trainings on Google Forms. Please do not republish this graphic to yo...
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Short tutorial on Google forms.

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When the Internet Delivers Its Own Content, What’s Left for the Teacher?

When the Internet Delivers Its Own Content, What’s Left for the Teacher? | 21st century education | Scoop.it
When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?
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Great thoughts on how the future of the classroom is being re-organized and we are complicit in the deconstruction of the teacher role as we know it.

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The 10 Most Popular Teacher Tools Being Used This Year | Edudemic

The 10 Most Popular Teacher Tools Being Used This Year | Edudemic | 21st century education | Scoop.it
What are some of the most popular teacher tools being used this year? You may not know them all ... but hopefully you recognize at least some of them!
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Love lots of these tools and yet to try Socrative.

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